Article Archive

What Trump Gets Right About Alliances

He appears willing to kick nations off of the U.S. defense dole.

August 23, 2016

America Cannot Promote Democracy at Gunpoint

Even when well-meaning, Washington often has done far more harm than good.

August 17, 2016

Brexit and the Lessons of American Federalism

The British people must decide whether the risk of Leviathan outweighs the benefits of centralization.

May 3, 2016

No Libertarian Case for Empire

Americans who want liberty at home should be wary of expats who seek U.S. intervention abroad.

December 9, 2015

South Korea’s Secret Weakness

Our military aid to Seoul gives Pyongyang its only edge.

February 21, 2013

No War for Manila

America risks conflict with China for a feeble ally.

July 11, 2012

Mitt Romney: The Foreign Policy of Know-Nothingism

From Russia to the Mideast to the Korean Peninsula, the ex-governor is out of touch with geostratetic reality.

May 15, 2012

Attack of the Pork Hawks

Loving the Pentagon turns conservatives into big-spending liberals.

February 6, 2012

Barriers to Peace

Christians as well as Muslims suffer from Palestine’s occupation.

July 20, 2011

David Out of the Lions’ Den

Tempting Faith: An Inside Story of Political Seduction, David Kuo, Free Press, 283 pages

December 18, 2006

Chinese Takeout

Taming nuclear North Korea requires a regional effort led by Beijing.

December 4, 2006

Christians in the Crossfire

Pro-war evangelicals have made exiles—and martyrs—of Iraqi believers.

October 23, 2006

Counterfeit Conservative

Impostor: How George W. Bush Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy, Bruce Bartlett, Doubleday, 320 pages

March 27, 2006

Republic for Sale

Is Leviathan less injurious just because the GOP feeds him?

February 13, 2006

Everyone’s Entitled

Rising spending and an aging population combine to create a fiscal crisis.

November 21, 2005

American Realist

Hefting a big stick, using it sparingly

July 5, 2004

Righteous Anger

The Conservative Case Against George W. Bush

December 1, 2003

Israel’s Democracy Dilemma

West Bank settlements force an existential question.

November 3, 2003

Stepping Back from the Brink

[U.S. National Defense for the Twenty-First Century: The Grand Exit Strategy, Edward A. Olsen, Frank Cass Publishers, 210 pages]

February 10, 2003

Recasting the Constitution

Republicans are strict constructionists only when it suits them.

January 13, 2003